When you live in Puget Sound, you know to protect yourself from the rain with proper clothing, hats, and umbrellas. As a homeowner, it’s essential to protect your house too. Excess moisture coming from the crawlspace under your home can cause your family to have health problems from mold and fungus. Plus, along with health problems, it can cause significant damage to your foundation and subfloor, including considerable wood rot. Protect your family’s health and your property. Call the team at Envirosmart Solution for professional vapor barrier installation and crawlspace restoration.
If your crawlspace is bare dirt, then you need a plastic vapor barrier installed to reduce moisture from traveling into your home through the subfloor. A vapor barrier consists of sturdy sheets of black crawlspace Visqueen plastic spread out to cover the entire floor under your home and up the walls a few feet. The proper plastic thickness for durability is 6mm. These sheets provide crawl space encapsulation to keep moisture from getting into your home through the subfloor.
That’s simple; you find a local licensed Vapor Barrier contractor like Envirosmart Solutions that provides the services you need and has excellent reviews.
Reinforced polyethylene plastic sheeting (poly) of at least 6 mil thickness is the material most commonly used as a vapor barrier. While thinner plastic or regrind may be OK for short-term use, only reinforced virgin poly should be used for long-term applications like crawlspace vapor barriers.
Without a vapor barrier, the moisture that comes in through the soil can lead to electrical shorts, which is a fire hazard. That water can also cause your plumbing to rust and eventually break over time.
Installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space will keep the area dry and healthy.
In the Puget Sound area, it’s vital to keep moisture out of your walls, floors, and ceilings during our cold winters. That’s what a vapor retarder does.
You don’t want condensation inside your walls, floors, or other areas because that will ruin your insulation. Plus, moisture is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. That’s why having a new vapor barrier in good condition is so important.
We recommend a full cleaning and sanitation of your space along with a thorough inspection for standing water or rodent activity before we install a new vapor barrier, although it depends on the space conditions.
After your new clean crawl space is clean and shiny, you’ll need a vapor retarder (vapor barrier) to keep it in a good shape. The most common material used is 6-mil polyethylene plastic.
We cover all of Puget Sound including the following cities: Arlington, Auburn, Belfair, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Bremerton, Des Moines, DuPont, Duvall, Everett, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Graham, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lacey, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Normandy Park, Olympia, Orting, Pacific, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Shoreline, Silverdale, Snohomish, South Hill, Southworth, Spanaway, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, Tumwater, University Place, Woodinville, Yelm.
There are two reasons you might want to consider replacing your vapor barrier instead of simply repairing it. Either it is damaged beyond repair and a replacement will save you time and money, or you realize that repairing a cheap vapor barrier is ineffective and you want a more secure moisture protection system.
The professionals at Envirosmart Solution have been serving the Puget Sound area since 2004. As a local vapor barrier installation and repair company, we know how to do a professional job, protect your family’s health, and maintain the integrity of your crawlspace. Need your vapor barrier replaced? We’re here to help! Call us today at 206-295-5925.
Vapor barriers come in clear, white, and black plastic. But in damp Puget Sound, black is more effective at stopping moisture evaporation, compared with the white or transparent Visqueen. Clear plastic can sweat. Dark colors are more efficient at preventing moisture evaporation, and they halt the growth of plants that might dwell beneath a home’s crawlspace. Plants and mold naturally emit moisture into the air, and that creates added dampness and condensation. Black plastic sheeting creates a healthy and clean crawlspace. That, along with proper ventilation is the key.
Envirosmart Solution always uses the industry’s highest-quality Visqueen sheeting products in all of our crawlspace vapor barrier installations or repairs. So, you can be confident your crawl space will be in good repair for years to come.
Our team of Crawlspace & Attic experts in Puget Sound are reliable, arrive on time and do what they promise. We’re efficient so we get the job done quickly. Plus, our staff is super courteous and professional so you’ll enjoy working with us and trust us with your home.
We are licensed, insured, and stay up-to-date on all local codes and standards
We’re here to answer any questions you have.
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330 SW 43rd St Suite K267
Renton, WA 98057
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Extremely happy and satisfied with all aspects of having Envirosmart Solutions helping us clean up both our attic and crawl space. They also rewrapped all ducting and sealed them, along with new insulation
Great crew that did my crawlspace. Everything I asked were done. They have a couple of guys who really seem to take a lot of pride in what they do which is cool to see.